Arbor Networks

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Arbor Networks Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
12 Reviews
3.8
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work place for a software engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Arbor Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great life/work balance. Colleagues are fantastic

    Cons

    Not really. Maybe small company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Arbor Networks is an amazing company to work for. They treat their employees great and they are growing exponentially.

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator  in  Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Operations Coordinator in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Arbor Networks as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone that works in the company is extremely nice and approachable. They are the leader in the industry, but continue to create great ideas and become better.

    Cons

    Benefits aren't so great because they are part of the Danaher Corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can only teach a person certain skills. If they are bringing down the morale of a group, or constantly putting down the company, do not risk losing good employees because of their poor support.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Promising at first, but downhill soon after

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are some smart people there that are great to learn from and there is potential, especially with the great team from PacketLoop.
    Strong financial support for speaking engagements and conferences.

    Cons

    Too much pass the buck and lack of accountability. "Hard work" is defined only between the hours of 10am and 4pm and very few put in the time to meet deadlines that they set which causes major deadlines to slip.
    Hiring goes in massive spurts so for every good person you get at least two incompetents who stick around much longer than the good people.
    Work environments are lacking - "open cubes" are required causing significant distractions and rudeness from other employees who refuse to understand that their antics make it hard for others to work.
    Free snacks that are largely just sugar and fat, feels like a snack machine from a college dorm and not an adult workplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accountability. Practice it or the smart ones will continue to flee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Neutral experience

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    Former Employee - Director Product Management
    Former Employee - Director Product Management

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Name brand customers, growing market

    Cons

    Lots of turnover at senior level, legacy product without clear strategy to move forward

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have been working here for 2 years and love it!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Some of the smartest people I have ever worked with in technology.
    -Fantastic atmosphere that is fun and lively.
    -Although owned by a parent company, they still have their personal touch.
    -The company is growing in product and in customer base very quickly.
    -Very respectful of the work/life balance.
    -Does a good job at rewarding employees for hard work.

    Cons

    -As a company grows, there will always be resistance - there are some employees who have been there for a long time that are disgruntled at change. This can damper morale at times.
    -Some of the managers in place have been promoted to management without experience and that can damper morale as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are a manager that is struggling ask for training.
    Keep the fun in place. It makes the hard work worth it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience with a growing Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer
    Current Employee - Consulting Engineer

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    An excellent company to work for, the people are great, the overall culture of Arbor is fantastic.

    Very challenging field to be working in.

    Depending on where you work from, a lot of latitude is given for your work day, makes the work and life experience nice. However, you'll still end up putting in long hours to help get the job done.

    Cons

    Could use more products. Limited area for growth with what is currently being offered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, smart helpful people, engaging problems

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer I in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of really smart people, always willing to help
    Culture feels very startup-esque
    Good pay
    Good work-life balance
    Products make a direct impact

    Cons

    Only two main engineering branch locations (though there are quite a few remote workers, too)
    Not independently owned - has a parent company (Danaher)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to keep strong hiring standards, even as recruitment needs grow. One strong employee is worth many weaker employees, in terms of work and culture for others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun and rewarding place to work

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    Current Employee - Engineering  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Good work env, flexible hours
    - Employees treated with respect and all treated as adults
    - Many super smart people working on cool technology
    - Autonomy

    Cons

    - As company grows, not as much fun as it used to be
    - Danaher has made it more complex, but they are still fairly hands-off and don't seem to micromanage too much
    - Product futures sometimes uncertain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to keep the "small company" culture as much as possible, continue to respect employees and individuals and avoid small decisions that chip away at morale and cultural identity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Career Kick-start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Ann Arbor, MI

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great talent/colleagues
    - advanced technology
    - great benefits
    - fun environment and team building

    Cons

    - distributed teams
    - recruitment process should be more harder

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    neutral

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chelmsford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chelmsford, MA

    I have been working at Arbor Networks

    Pros

    good technology overall, good sales

    Cons

    not great environment to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change

    Approves of CEO

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